Why it's so important to read the whole Bible!

inserted words

The words in the above picture from John 3:13 are true, and we can know they're true by reading the entire Bible and gaining the knowledge that Christ is God and is in heaven right now.  But those words do not belong where the interpreters put them and should not be there.

Take a look at this picture:

inserted words

This is another example of inserted words but they do not belong there or anywhere in the Bible! They paint a very misleading picture!

In the original Greek it reads, "For there are three that bear record; the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one."  All of the other words were inserted by men.

Should we trust men to tell us the truth or should we read all of God's Word to understand Him and His instructions for us?

Reality is God.  We need to understand that and live our lives in that knowledge.  We should love the truth so much that we seek it continually in the Word and hate any deceitful changes and the lies of men and of the devil.

The entire word of God has context laced within its entirety. Reading only part of the Bible is taking things out of context!

It doesn't matter which version of the Bible you have since they all have some type of inconsistency from the interpreters, because God wove His truth into the Word in such a way that even those differences can't take away from those who truly seek it! That is why we have to let the Bible interpret itself! I use the King James Version because it is the closest to the original writings that we have, but even the KJV has to be taken as a whole in order to get the whole truth!

Only reading part of the Bible and claiming to understand it is like putting part of a puzzle together, with a big hole in the middle, and claiming to know what's in the missing section even though you've never seen the completed picture.

If you don't read the whole thing, you're missing very important pieces to the puzzle.

What's in the middle of this puzzle? Can you figure it out without seeing the whole picture?

incomplete puzzle

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